Elliot “Ally” Carroza-Oyarce Professional Smash Bros Player Confirms Relationship With Underage Competitor

Elliot “Ally” Carroza-Oyarce Professional Smash Bros Player Confirms Relationship With Underage Competitor
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Professional Smash Bros player Elliot Carroza-Oyarce, also known as Ally, was one of the hottest contenders on the scene. He won the 2016 Evo WiiU tournament, and the format of the competition moving to Smash for the Switch didn’t seem to phase him, as he had shown promise in the new game as well. However, it appears Carroza-Oyarce’s bright career is now at an end.

Interestingly enough, the minor is also a competitor and is known as Zack “CaptainZack” Lauth throughout the community. During the time of the now confirmed relationship, CaptainZack was 16 years old, while Carroza-Oyarce was 27.

The now 28-year-old player was already accused by a fellow professional named Tamim Omary of dating the minor in question, but Carroza-Oyarce denied the accusations at the time. Ally responded,

“I’m sorry, I’m not sure what else to say. I haven’t done anything I was accused of doing or any harm and even the other person said nothing happened.”

The matter was eventually dropped back in March of this year, due to a lack of evidence and both parties insisting nothing actually happened. The matter was brought back to light, however, when CaptainZach posted a now-deleted tweet of his face holding a post-it note. The note reads, “Tamim was telling the truth,” and was signed and dated by the player.

The original image can still be found on Reddit. Four days after the image was posted, Elliot Carroza-Oyarce sent out his own statement via Twitter, confirming that the two had indeed dated. He also apologized for lying to Omary and announced his retirement.

The relationship would have been technically legal in Carroza-Oyarce’s home country of Canada, as the age of consent is 16. However, in Lauth’s home state of Louisana, the age of consent is set to 17.

Unfortunately, now the Twitter thread of Carroza-Oyarce’s confession is full of fans defending him. Some fans cite the fact that the relationship is not illegal in at least one of the two player’s states. Others mention that the relationship appeared to be consensual. However, there is not such a thing as a consensual relationship between an adult and a minor, as the power imbalance in such a relationship is incompatible with consent.

At the time, it is unknown if any official action will arise because of the controversy. Two days after the admittance, the unofficial enforcers of Smash tournament rules, the SSB Code of Conduct Panel, asked for a lifetime ban for Carroza-Oyarce.